Albert L. Lehninger

Albert L. Lehninger

Albert L. Lehninger

Birth : (1917-02-17)February 17, 1917 Bridgeport,Connecticut

Death : March 4, 1986(1986-03-04)(aged 69)

Personal Information

Name Albert L. Lehninger
Birth (1917-02-17)February 17, 1917 Bridgeport,Connecticut
Birth Place Bridgeport,Connecticut
Death (1986-03-04)(aged 69)
Died At
Fields Biochemistry
Institution University of Wisconsin–Madison University of Chicago Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
Famous Research Metabolism studies, textbook authorship
Doctoral Advisor Edgar J. Witzemann

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life


In 1948, he discovered, with Eugene P. Kennedy, that mitochondria are the site of oxidative phosphorylation in eukaryotes, which ushered in the modern study of energy transduction.


He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Wesleyan University (1939) and went on to pursue both his Masters of Science (1940) and PhD (1942) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


In 1952, he went to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, assuming the title of DeLamar Professor of the Department of Biological Chemistry.


He served in this position until 1978, when he was appointed to the role of University Professor of Medical Sciences.


He held this title until his death in 1986.